Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada? If you're planning to go to Ottawa Valley, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in Ottawa Valley, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ottawa Valley, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada by month

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January

January is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about half of the time.

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February

Traveling to Ottawa Valley in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

In March, Ottawa Valley can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) and once in a while jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Ottawa Valley, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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April

April in Ottawa Valley is pretty cool, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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May

May in Ottawa Valley is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in this region is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

July for Ottawa Valley is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

August for Ottawa Valley is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September here is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you go to Ottawa Valley in October, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Ottawa Valley can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

In December, Ottawa Valley is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and regularly jump into the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Ottawa Valley, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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